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    Jan in OC
    Participant

      Questions….How hard is it to get into MD Anderson? Any doctor recommendations?  We are being told that we are out of options where we are and want to get the best chance of survival, so are seriously considering a move to a great melanoma center (according to a lot of you, MD is one of the best).  Any advice, comments would be appreciated.  My husband is stage 4 with mets throughout his body and brain, and has not responded to interferon, braf,  ipi, etc.  We need to make a decision asap.  As a lot of you know, waiting is killer!!!

      Thanks

      Questions….How hard is it to get into MD Anderson? Any doctor recommendations?  We are being told that we are out of options where we are and want to get the best chance of survival, so are seriously considering a move to a great melanoma center (according to a lot of you, MD is one of the best).  Any advice, comments would be appreciated.  My husband is stage 4 with mets throughout his body and brain, and has not responded to interferon, braf,  ipi, etc.  We need to make a decision asap.  As a lot of you know, waiting is killer!!!

      Thanks

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        MichaelFL
        Participant

          Yes, according to polls, and many here MD Anderson is (if not the best), one of the best. Matter of opinion, I guess.

          Maybe this will help you.

          http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/care-centers/melanoma-skin/index.html

          On the page you will find the following:

          New Patients

          Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form. You will be contacted by a Referral Specialist to collect the additional information required for confirming your appointment. 

          Physicians

          Please complete the Physician Referral form. A Referral Specialist will contact your office for additional information and then contact your patient to confirm the appointment.

           

          (me typing again) Also, there are many melanoma centers of excellence located in many states, not just Texas. So depending on where you live (you do not say if you are in TX) you could pick one that is closer.

          Here is a list:

          ALABAMA

          UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
          University of Alabama at Birmingham
          1824 Sixth Avenue South, Room 237
          Birmingham, Alabama 35293-3300
          (205) 934-5077

          ARIZONA

          Arizona Cancer Center
          The University of Arizona
          1515 North Campbell Avenue
          Post Office Box 245024
          Tucson, AZ 85724
          (520) 694-CURE (New Patient Registration Line)
          (520) 626-7925 (Main Number and General Information)

          The Mayo Clinic
          13400 East Shea Blvd
          Scottsdale, AZ 85259
          (480) 301-8000

          CALIFORNIA

          The Angeles Clinic
          11818 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
          Los Angeles, CA  90029
          (310) 231-2121
          Dr. Steven O'Day and Omid Hamid, MD

          City of Hope Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute

          1500 East Duarte Road
          Duarte, CA 91010-3000
          (626) 359-8111
          (800) 826-4673
           
          Northern California Melanoma Center
          Saint Mary's Medical Center
          450 Stanyan St.
          San Francisco, CA 94117-1079
          415-750-5660
          [email protected]

          Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
          1441 Eastlake Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90033-0804
          (323) 865-3000
          (800) 872-2273

          Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
          University of California at Irvine Building 23
          Route 81 101
          The City Dr. Orange, CA 92868
          (714) 456-8200
          Dr. Ronald Barr Johnson

          John Wayne Cancer Institute
          200 Santa Monica Blvd.
          Santa Monica, CA 90404-2301
          (800) 262-6259
          Donald Morton, MD

          UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
          8-684 Factor Building
          Box 951781
          Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781
          (888) 662-8252
          Dr, Antoni Ribas

          University of California, San Diego Cancer Center
          9500 Gilman Drive
          La Jolla, CA 92093-0658
          (858) 534-7600
          (619) 543-3456
          (866) 558-7933
          Dr. Constance Naqi

          The Burnham Institute Cancer Center
          10901 North Torrey Pines Road
          La Jolla, California 92037
          (858) 646-3100

          University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Center
          Box 0128
          UCSF 2340 Sutter Street
          San Francisco, CA 94143-0128
          (415) 476-2201 (General Information)
          (800) 888-8664 (Cancer Referral Line)
          Richard Sagebiel, MD

          Salk Institute Cancer Center
          10010 North Torrey Pines Road
          La Jolla, California 92037
          (858) 453-4100 X1386

          UC Davis Cancer Center
          University of California, Davis
          4501 X Street, Suite 3003
          Sacramento, California 95817
          (916) 734-5800

          California Pacific Medical Center Melanoma Program
          2340 Clay St., 2nd Floor
          San Francisco, CA 94115
          415-600-3800

          COLORADO

          University of Colorado Cancer Center
          Box F-704
          1665 North Ursula St.
          Aurora, CO 80010
          (720) 848-0300
          (800) 473-2288 (Cancer Referral Line)

          CONNECTICUT

          Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center
          333 Cedar Street
          Box 208028
          New Haven CT 06520
          (203) 785-4371 (cancer center)
          (203) 785-4632 (dermatology)
          1-877-YALEMDS
          Dr. David Leffell, Director, Dermatology
          Dr. Harriet Kluger, Dr. Vince DeVita, Oncolgy

          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

          The Melanoma Center at the Washington Cancer Institute
          Washington Hospital Center
          110 Irving Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20005
          (202) 877-2551
          Suraj Venna, MD., Dermato-oncology 
            

          FLORIDA

          H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
          at the University of South Florida
          12902 Magnolia Drive, MCC-CEO
          Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
          (813) 615-4261
          Dr. Vernon Sondak

          Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
          UM/Sylvester
          1475 N.W. 12th Avenue
          Miami FL 33136
          (305) 243-1000
          (800) 545-2292
          Dr. Elgart

          Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
          3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
          P.O. Box 91507
          Lakeland FL 33804-1057
          (863) 603-6565
          (866)823-4405
          Dr. Douglas Reintgen, MD

          GEORGIA

          Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
          1365-C Clifton Rd., NE
          Atlanta, GA 30322
          (888) WINSHIP (1-888-946-7447)

          HAWAII

          Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
          University of Hawaii at Manoa
          1236 Lauhala Street
          Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
          (808) 586-3013
          Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          ILLINOIS

          University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
          5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
          Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470
          (773) 702-6180
          Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D., Director

          Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
          of Northwestern University
          676 N. Saint Clair St.
          Suite 1200
          Chicago, Illinois 60611
          (312) 908-5250
          Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Director

          INDIANA

          Indiana University Cancer Center
          Indiana Cancer Pavilion
          535 Barnhill Drive, Room 455
          Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5289
          (317) 278-0070
          Stephen D. Williams, M.D., Director

          Purdue University Cancer Center
          Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
          South University Street
          West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1524
          (765) 494-9129
          Richard F. Borch, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          IOWA

          Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
          The University of Iowa
          5970 "Z" JPP
          200 Hawkins Drive
          Iowa City, Iowa 52242
          (319) 353-8620
          George J. Weiner, M.D., Director

          MAINE

          The Jackson Laboratory
          600 Main Street
          Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-0800
          (207) 288-6041
          Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D., Director

          MARYLAND

          The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
          at Johns Hopkins
          401 North Broadway
          The Weinberg Building, Suite 1100
          Baltimore, Maryland 21231
          (410) 955-8822
          Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director
          Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)
          Charles Balch, M.D.(surgical oncology)

          MASSACHUSETTS

          Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
          Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
          44 Binney Street, Rm. 1628
          Boston, Massachusetts 02115
          (617) 632-4266
          Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D.
          Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)

          Center for Cancer Research
          Massachusetts Institute of Technology
          77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E17-110
          Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
          (617) 253-8511
          Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Director

          MICHIGAN

          Comprehensive Cancer Center
          University of Michigan
          6302 CGC/0942
          1500 East Medical Center Drive
          Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0942
          (734) 936-1831
          Max S. Wicha, M.D., Director

          Karmanos Cancer Institute
          4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201
          (800) KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266)
          Questions and Comments: [email protected]
          Wayne State University
          4100 John R
          Detroit, Michigan 48201
          John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., Director

          MINNESOTA

          University of Minnesota Cancer Center
          MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street, S.E.
          Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
          (612) 624-8484
          John H. Kersey, M.D., Director
          Bruce Peterson, MD

          Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
          Mayo Clinic Rochester
          200 First Street, S.W.
          Rochester, Minnesota 55905 
          (507) 284-3753
          Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., Director
          Bruce Peterson, MD

          MISSOURI

          Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
          University of Missouri Health Care
          115 Business Loop 70 W
          Columbia, MO 65203
          (573) 882-2100
          Charles W. Caldwell, M.D., Medical Director

          Siteman Cancer Center
          Washington University School of Medicine
          660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
          St. Louis, Missouri 63110 
          (314) 362-8020
          Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., Director

          NEBRASKA

          University of Nebraska Medical Center
          Eppley Cancer Center
          600 South 42nd Street
          Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6805 
          (402) 559-4238
          Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          NEW HAMPSHIRE

          Norris Cotton Cancer Center
          Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
          One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7920
          Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756-0001
          (603) 653-9000
          Mark A. Israel, M.D., Director
          Melanoma Clinical Oncology Group
          Marc Ernstoff, M.D.

          NEW JERSEY

          The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
          Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
          Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
          195 Little Albany Street, Room 2002B
          New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
          (732) 235-8064
          William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          The Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center
          Hackensack University Medical Plaza
          20 Prospect Ave., Suite 400
          Hackensack, NJ 07601
          (201) 996-5800
          Andrew Pecora, M.D., Chief Hem. Onc.

          NEW MEXICO

          UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
          MSC 08 4630
          1 University of New Mexico
          2325 Camino de Salud, NE
          Albuquerque, NM 87131
          (505) 272-5622
          Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director

          NEW YORK

          Cancer Research Center
          Albert Einstein College of Medicine
          Chanin Building, Room 209
          1300 Morris Park Avenue
          Bronx, New York 10461
          (718) 430-2302
          David Goldman, M.D., Director

          Roswell Park Cancer Institute
          Elm & Carlton Streets
          Buffalo, New York 14263-0001
          (716) 845-5772
          David C. Hohn, M.D., President & CEO
          Nathalie Zeitouni, MD (Dermatology)

          Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
          P.O. Box 100
          Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
          (516) 367-8383
          Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D., Director

          NYU Cancer Institute
          New York University Medical Center
          550 First Avenue
          New York, New York 10016
          (212) 263-8950
          Steven J. Burakoff, M.D., Director

          Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
          1275 York Avenue
          New York, New York 10021
          (212) 639-2000 or (800) 525-2225
          Harold E. Varmus, M.D., President & CEO
          Allan Halpern, MD, Chief, Dermatology

          Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
          Columbia University Medical Center
          1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
          11Suite 201
          New York, New York 10032
          (212) 851-4680
          Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D., Director

          James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
          University of Rochester Medical Center
          601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704
          Rochester NY 14642
          (866) 4-WILMOT
          (585) 275-5830

          Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
          New York-Presbyterian Hospital
          161 Fort Washington Avenue
          11th Floor, Room 1153, New York, NY 10032
          (877) 697-9355 (1-877-NYP-WELL)
          (800) 227-2762 (Physician Referral)

          NORTH CAROLINA

          UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
          University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
          School of Medicine, CB-7295
          102 West Drive
          Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7295
          (919) 966-3036 Research
          Melanoma Program: 919-966-9164
          H. Shelton Earp, M.D.

          Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
          Duke University Medical Center
          Box 3843
          Durham, North Carolina 27710
          (919) 684-5613
          H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., Director
          Dr. Michael Morse

          Comprehensive Cancer Center
          Wake Forest University
          Medical Center Boulevard
          Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1082
          (336) 716-7971
          Frank M. Torti, M.D., Director

          Blumenthal Cancer Center
          1000 Blythe Blvd.
          Charlotte, NC 28203
          (704) 355-2884

          OHIO

          Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
          Case Western Reserve University
          11100 Euclid Ave., Wearn 151
          Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
          (216) 844-8562
          Stanton L. Gerson, M.D., Director

          Comprehensive Cancer Center
          Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital &
          Richard J. Solove Research Institute
          Ohio State University
          A458 Starling Loving Hall
          320 West 10th Avenue
          Columbus, Ohio 43210
          (614) 293-7521
          Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., Director
          William Carson, M.D. Surgical Oncologist/Melanoma

          OREGON

          OHSU Cancer Institute
          Oregon Health & Science University
          3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., CR145
          Portland, Oregon 97201-3098
          (503) 494-1617
          Grover C. Bagby, Jr., M.D., Director

          PENNSYLVANIA

          Abramson Cancer Center
          University of Pennsylvania
          16th Floor Penn Tower
          3400 Spruce Street
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
          (215) 662-6065
          John H. Glick, M.D., Director
          DuPont Guerry, M.D., Oncology/Hematology

          The Wistar Institute
          3601 Spruce Street
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4268
          (215) 898-3926
          Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., Director

          Fox Chase Cancer Center
          7701 Burholme Avenue
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
          (215) 728-2781
          Robert C. Young, M.D., President
          Stuart Lessin, M.D., Director of Dermatology

          Kimmel Cancer Center
          Thomas Jefferson University
          233 South 10th Street
          BLSB, Room 1050
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-5799
          (215) 503-4645
          Renato Baserga, M.D., Director
          David Berd, M.D.

          University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
          UPMC Cancer Pavilion
          5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
          (412) 623-3205
          Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Director
          Sanjiv Agarwala, MD,
          John Kirkwood, MD

          St. Lukes Cancer Center
          Bethlehem, PA
          (866) 785-8537
          Dr. Lee Riley, Surgical Oncologist

          TENNESSEE

          St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
          332 North Lauderdale
          Memphis, Tennessee 38105-2794
          (901) 495-3982
          Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
          Vanderbilt University
          691 Preston Research Building
          Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6838
          (615) 936-1782
          Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Director

          Drew-Meharry-Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center
          1005 D.B. Todd Blvd.
          Nashville, TN 37208
          (615) 327-6315

          TEXAS

          M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
          University of Texas
          1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 91
          Houston, Texas 77030
          (713) 792-2121
          John Mendelsohn, M.D., President

          San Antonio Cancer Institute
          University of Texas Health Science Center
          at San Antonio
          7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7772
          San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
          (210) 567-2710
          Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., Interim Director

          University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
          5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
          Dallas, TX 75390
          (214) 648-3111
          (214) 648-7070

          UTAH

          Huntsman Cancer Institute
          University of Utah
          2000 Circle of Hope
          Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550
          (801) 585-3281
          Randall W. Burt, M.D., Interim Director

          VERMONT

          Vermont Cancer Center
          University of Vermont
          149 Beaumont Ave., HRSF326
          Burlington, Vermont 05405
          (802) 656-4414
          David W. Yandell, Sc.D., Director

          VIRGINIA

          Cancer Center
          University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center
          Jefferson Park Ave., Room 617E
          Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
          (434) 243-9926
          Michael J. Weber, Ph.D., Director
          John Hendrix, MD
          Kenneth Greer, MD

          Massey Cancer Center
          Virginia Commonwealth University
          P.O. Box 980037
          Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037
          (804) 828-0450
          Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.
          Professor of Medicine & Director
          John Roberts, MD, Oncology

          WASHINGTON

          Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
          P.O. Box 19024, D1-060
          Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
          (206) 667-4305
          Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., President & Director
          John Thompson, M.D. Oncology

          Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
          825 Eastlake Ave East
          P.O. Box 19023
          Seattle, WA 98109-1023
          (206) 288-SCCA
          David R. Byrd, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma Clinic

          WISCONSIN

          Comprehensive Cancer Center
          University of Wisconsin
          600 Highland Ave., Rm. K4/610
          Madison, Wisconsin 53792-0001
          (608) 263-8610
          George Wilding, M.D., Director

          Source National Cancer Institute

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          MichaelFL
          Participant

            Yes, according to polls, and many here MD Anderson is (if not the best), one of the best. Matter of opinion, I guess.

            Maybe this will help you.

            http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/care-centers/melanoma-skin/index.html

            On the page you will find the following:

            New Patients

            Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form. You will be contacted by a Referral Specialist to collect the additional information required for confirming your appointment. 

            Physicians

            Please complete the Physician Referral form. A Referral Specialist will contact your office for additional information and then contact your patient to confirm the appointment.

             

            (me typing again) Also, there are many melanoma centers of excellence located in many states, not just Texas. So depending on where you live (you do not say if you are in TX) you could pick one that is closer.

            Here is a list:

            ALABAMA

            UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
            University of Alabama at Birmingham
            1824 Sixth Avenue South, Room 237
            Birmingham, Alabama 35293-3300
            (205) 934-5077

            ARIZONA

            Arizona Cancer Center
            The University of Arizona
            1515 North Campbell Avenue
            Post Office Box 245024
            Tucson, AZ 85724
            (520) 694-CURE (New Patient Registration Line)
            (520) 626-7925 (Main Number and General Information)

            The Mayo Clinic
            13400 East Shea Blvd
            Scottsdale, AZ 85259
            (480) 301-8000

            CALIFORNIA

            The Angeles Clinic
            11818 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
            Los Angeles, CA  90029
            (310) 231-2121
            Dr. Steven O'Day and Omid Hamid, MD

            City of Hope Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute

            1500 East Duarte Road
            Duarte, CA 91010-3000
            (626) 359-8111
            (800) 826-4673
             
            Northern California Melanoma Center
            Saint Mary's Medical Center
            450 Stanyan St.
            San Francisco, CA 94117-1079
            415-750-5660
            [email protected]

            Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
            1441 Eastlake Avenue
            Los Angeles, CA 90033-0804
            (323) 865-3000
            (800) 872-2273

            Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
            University of California at Irvine Building 23
            Route 81 101
            The City Dr. Orange, CA 92868
            (714) 456-8200
            Dr. Ronald Barr Johnson

            John Wayne Cancer Institute
            200 Santa Monica Blvd.
            Santa Monica, CA 90404-2301
            (800) 262-6259
            Donald Morton, MD

            UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
            8-684 Factor Building
            Box 951781
            Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781
            (888) 662-8252
            Dr, Antoni Ribas

            University of California, San Diego Cancer Center
            9500 Gilman Drive
            La Jolla, CA 92093-0658
            (858) 534-7600
            (619) 543-3456
            (866) 558-7933
            Dr. Constance Naqi

            The Burnham Institute Cancer Center
            10901 North Torrey Pines Road
            La Jolla, California 92037
            (858) 646-3100

            University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Center
            Box 0128
            UCSF 2340 Sutter Street
            San Francisco, CA 94143-0128
            (415) 476-2201 (General Information)
            (800) 888-8664 (Cancer Referral Line)
            Richard Sagebiel, MD

            Salk Institute Cancer Center
            10010 North Torrey Pines Road
            La Jolla, California 92037
            (858) 453-4100 X1386

            UC Davis Cancer Center
            University of California, Davis
            4501 X Street, Suite 3003
            Sacramento, California 95817
            (916) 734-5800

            California Pacific Medical Center Melanoma Program
            2340 Clay St., 2nd Floor
            San Francisco, CA 94115
            415-600-3800

            COLORADO

            University of Colorado Cancer Center
            Box F-704
            1665 North Ursula St.
            Aurora, CO 80010
            (720) 848-0300
            (800) 473-2288 (Cancer Referral Line)

            CONNECTICUT

            Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center
            333 Cedar Street
            Box 208028
            New Haven CT 06520
            (203) 785-4371 (cancer center)
            (203) 785-4632 (dermatology)
            1-877-YALEMDS
            Dr. David Leffell, Director, Dermatology
            Dr. Harriet Kluger, Dr. Vince DeVita, Oncolgy

            DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

            The Melanoma Center at the Washington Cancer Institute
            Washington Hospital Center
            110 Irving Street, NW
            Washington, DC 20005
            (202) 877-2551
            Suraj Venna, MD., Dermato-oncology 
              

            FLORIDA

            H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
            at the University of South Florida
            12902 Magnolia Drive, MCC-CEO
            Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
            (813) 615-4261
            Dr. Vernon Sondak

            Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
            UM/Sylvester
            1475 N.W. 12th Avenue
            Miami FL 33136
            (305) 243-1000
            (800) 545-2292
            Dr. Elgart

            Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
            3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
            P.O. Box 91507
            Lakeland FL 33804-1057
            (863) 603-6565
            (866)823-4405
            Dr. Douglas Reintgen, MD

            GEORGIA

            Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
            1365-C Clifton Rd., NE
            Atlanta, GA 30322
            (888) WINSHIP (1-888-946-7447)

            HAWAII

            Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
            University of Hawaii at Manoa
            1236 Lauhala Street
            Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
            (808) 586-3013
            Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            ILLINOIS

            University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
            5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
            Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470
            (773) 702-6180
            Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D., Director

            Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
            of Northwestern University
            676 N. Saint Clair St.
            Suite 1200
            Chicago, Illinois 60611
            (312) 908-5250
            Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Director

            INDIANA

            Indiana University Cancer Center
            Indiana Cancer Pavilion
            535 Barnhill Drive, Room 455
            Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5289
            (317) 278-0070
            Stephen D. Williams, M.D., Director

            Purdue University Cancer Center
            Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
            South University Street
            West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1524
            (765) 494-9129
            Richard F. Borch, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            IOWA

            Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
            The University of Iowa
            5970 "Z" JPP
            200 Hawkins Drive
            Iowa City, Iowa 52242
            (319) 353-8620
            George J. Weiner, M.D., Director

            MAINE

            The Jackson Laboratory
            600 Main Street
            Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-0800
            (207) 288-6041
            Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D., Director

            MARYLAND

            The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
            at Johns Hopkins
            401 North Broadway
            The Weinberg Building, Suite 1100
            Baltimore, Maryland 21231
            (410) 955-8822
            Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director
            Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)
            Charles Balch, M.D.(surgical oncology)

            MASSACHUSETTS

            Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
            Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
            44 Binney Street, Rm. 1628
            Boston, Massachusetts 02115
            (617) 632-4266
            Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D.
            Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)

            Center for Cancer Research
            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
            77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E17-110
            Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
            (617) 253-8511
            Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Director

            MICHIGAN

            Comprehensive Cancer Center
            University of Michigan
            6302 CGC/0942
            1500 East Medical Center Drive
            Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0942
            (734) 936-1831
            Max S. Wicha, M.D., Director

            Karmanos Cancer Institute
            4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201
            (800) KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266)
            Questions and Comments: [email protected]
            Wayne State University
            4100 John R
            Detroit, Michigan 48201
            John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., Director

            MINNESOTA

            University of Minnesota Cancer Center
            MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street, S.E.
            Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
            (612) 624-8484
            John H. Kersey, M.D., Director
            Bruce Peterson, MD

            Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
            Mayo Clinic Rochester
            200 First Street, S.W.
            Rochester, Minnesota 55905 
            (507) 284-3753
            Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., Director
            Bruce Peterson, MD

            MISSOURI

            Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
            University of Missouri Health Care
            115 Business Loop 70 W
            Columbia, MO 65203
            (573) 882-2100
            Charles W. Caldwell, M.D., Medical Director

            Siteman Cancer Center
            Washington University School of Medicine
            660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
            St. Louis, Missouri 63110 
            (314) 362-8020
            Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., Director

            NEBRASKA

            University of Nebraska Medical Center
            Eppley Cancer Center
            600 South 42nd Street
            Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6805 
            (402) 559-4238
            Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            NEW HAMPSHIRE

            Norris Cotton Cancer Center
            Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
            One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7920
            Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756-0001
            (603) 653-9000
            Mark A. Israel, M.D., Director
            Melanoma Clinical Oncology Group
            Marc Ernstoff, M.D.

            NEW JERSEY

            The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
            Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
            Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
            195 Little Albany Street, Room 2002B
            New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
            (732) 235-8064
            William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            The Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center
            Hackensack University Medical Plaza
            20 Prospect Ave., Suite 400
            Hackensack, NJ 07601
            (201) 996-5800
            Andrew Pecora, M.D., Chief Hem. Onc.

            NEW MEXICO

            UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
            MSC 08 4630
            1 University of New Mexico
            2325 Camino de Salud, NE
            Albuquerque, NM 87131
            (505) 272-5622
            Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director

            NEW YORK

            Cancer Research Center
            Albert Einstein College of Medicine
            Chanin Building, Room 209
            1300 Morris Park Avenue
            Bronx, New York 10461
            (718) 430-2302
            David Goldman, M.D., Director

            Roswell Park Cancer Institute
            Elm & Carlton Streets
            Buffalo, New York 14263-0001
            (716) 845-5772
            David C. Hohn, M.D., President & CEO
            Nathalie Zeitouni, MD (Dermatology)

            Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
            P.O. Box 100
            Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
            (516) 367-8383
            Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D., Director

            NYU Cancer Institute
            New York University Medical Center
            550 First Avenue
            New York, New York 10016
            (212) 263-8950
            Steven J. Burakoff, M.D., Director

            Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
            1275 York Avenue
            New York, New York 10021
            (212) 639-2000 or (800) 525-2225
            Harold E. Varmus, M.D., President & CEO
            Allan Halpern, MD, Chief, Dermatology

            Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
            Columbia University Medical Center
            1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
            11Suite 201
            New York, New York 10032
            (212) 851-4680
            Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D., Director

            James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
            University of Rochester Medical Center
            601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704
            Rochester NY 14642
            (866) 4-WILMOT
            (585) 275-5830

            Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
            New York-Presbyterian Hospital
            161 Fort Washington Avenue
            11th Floor, Room 1153, New York, NY 10032
            (877) 697-9355 (1-877-NYP-WELL)
            (800) 227-2762 (Physician Referral)

            NORTH CAROLINA

            UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
            University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
            School of Medicine, CB-7295
            102 West Drive
            Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7295
            (919) 966-3036 Research
            Melanoma Program: 919-966-9164
            H. Shelton Earp, M.D.

            Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
            Duke University Medical Center
            Box 3843
            Durham, North Carolina 27710
            (919) 684-5613
            H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., Director
            Dr. Michael Morse

            Comprehensive Cancer Center
            Wake Forest University
            Medical Center Boulevard
            Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1082
            (336) 716-7971
            Frank M. Torti, M.D., Director

            Blumenthal Cancer Center
            1000 Blythe Blvd.
            Charlotte, NC 28203
            (704) 355-2884

            OHIO

            Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
            Case Western Reserve University
            11100 Euclid Ave., Wearn 151
            Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
            (216) 844-8562
            Stanton L. Gerson, M.D., Director

            Comprehensive Cancer Center
            Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital &
            Richard J. Solove Research Institute
            Ohio State University
            A458 Starling Loving Hall
            320 West 10th Avenue
            Columbus, Ohio 43210
            (614) 293-7521
            Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., Director
            William Carson, M.D. Surgical Oncologist/Melanoma

            OREGON

            OHSU Cancer Institute
            Oregon Health & Science University
            3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., CR145
            Portland, Oregon 97201-3098
            (503) 494-1617
            Grover C. Bagby, Jr., M.D., Director

            PENNSYLVANIA

            Abramson Cancer Center
            University of Pennsylvania
            16th Floor Penn Tower
            3400 Spruce Street
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
            (215) 662-6065
            John H. Glick, M.D., Director
            DuPont Guerry, M.D., Oncology/Hematology

            The Wistar Institute
            3601 Spruce Street
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4268
            (215) 898-3926
            Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., Director

            Fox Chase Cancer Center
            7701 Burholme Avenue
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
            (215) 728-2781
            Robert C. Young, M.D., President
            Stuart Lessin, M.D., Director of Dermatology

            Kimmel Cancer Center
            Thomas Jefferson University
            233 South 10th Street
            BLSB, Room 1050
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-5799
            (215) 503-4645
            Renato Baserga, M.D., Director
            David Berd, M.D.

            University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
            UPMC Cancer Pavilion
            5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
            (412) 623-3205
            Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Director
            Sanjiv Agarwala, MD,
            John Kirkwood, MD

            St. Lukes Cancer Center
            Bethlehem, PA
            (866) 785-8537
            Dr. Lee Riley, Surgical Oncologist

            TENNESSEE

            St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
            332 North Lauderdale
            Memphis, Tennessee 38105-2794
            (901) 495-3982
            Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
            Vanderbilt University
            691 Preston Research Building
            Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6838
            (615) 936-1782
            Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Director

            Drew-Meharry-Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center
            1005 D.B. Todd Blvd.
            Nashville, TN 37208
            (615) 327-6315

            TEXAS

            M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
            University of Texas
            1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 91
            Houston, Texas 77030
            (713) 792-2121
            John Mendelsohn, M.D., President

            San Antonio Cancer Institute
            University of Texas Health Science Center
            at San Antonio
            7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7772
            San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
            (210) 567-2710
            Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., Interim Director

            University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
            5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
            Dallas, TX 75390
            (214) 648-3111
            (214) 648-7070

            UTAH

            Huntsman Cancer Institute
            University of Utah
            2000 Circle of Hope
            Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550
            (801) 585-3281
            Randall W. Burt, M.D., Interim Director

            VERMONT

            Vermont Cancer Center
            University of Vermont
            149 Beaumont Ave., HRSF326
            Burlington, Vermont 05405
            (802) 656-4414
            David W. Yandell, Sc.D., Director

            VIRGINIA

            Cancer Center
            University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center
            Jefferson Park Ave., Room 617E
            Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
            (434) 243-9926
            Michael J. Weber, Ph.D., Director
            John Hendrix, MD
            Kenneth Greer, MD

            Massey Cancer Center
            Virginia Commonwealth University
            P.O. Box 980037
            Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037
            (804) 828-0450
            Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.
            Professor of Medicine & Director
            John Roberts, MD, Oncology

            WASHINGTON

            Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
            P.O. Box 19024, D1-060
            Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
            (206) 667-4305
            Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., President & Director
            John Thompson, M.D. Oncology

            Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
            825 Eastlake Ave East
            P.O. Box 19023
            Seattle, WA 98109-1023
            (206) 288-SCCA
            David R. Byrd, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma Clinic

            WISCONSIN

            Comprehensive Cancer Center
            University of Wisconsin
            600 Highland Ave., Rm. K4/610
            Madison, Wisconsin 53792-0001
            (608) 263-8610
            George Wilding, M.D., Director

            Source National Cancer Institute

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              I would think the E7080 trial would be a good idea but  the exclusion criteria includes

              "Melanoma of intracocular origin or brain or leptomenigeal metastases"

               

              If you read this thread there is someone who responds who has Brain Cancer and it worked wonders for them.

              http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/eisai-inc-e7080

               

              I would think if it works for brain cancer and it works for melanoma it would help people with metastatic melanoma to the brain.  Maybe there is some kind of exception or something. 

               

              ok so i just searched and found another E7080 trial but the exclusion criteria aren't as clear.  Here is the link.

              http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00121680?term=E7080+AND+melanoma&rank=1

               

              sorry if neither of these work for you I just thought it would work because it worked on brain cancer.

              -pat

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                I would think the E7080 trial would be a good idea but  the exclusion criteria includes

                "Melanoma of intracocular origin or brain or leptomenigeal metastases"

                 

                If you read this thread there is someone who responds who has Brain Cancer and it worked wonders for them.

                http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/eisai-inc-e7080

                 

                I would think if it works for brain cancer and it works for melanoma it would help people with metastatic melanoma to the brain.  Maybe there is some kind of exception or something. 

                 

                ok so i just searched and found another E7080 trial but the exclusion criteria aren't as clear.  Here is the link.

                http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00121680?term=E7080+AND+melanoma&rank=1

                 

                sorry if neither of these work for you I just thought it would work because it worked on brain cancer.

                -pat

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